John A. Brockman, 92, of Springfield, died at 5:20 am, Monday, March 25, 2013, at Memorial Medical Center. He was born August 16, 1920 in Casey Creek, KY to Sam Coy and Minnie Jones Brockman. He married Juanita Handley on October 31, 1959 and she survives.
Also surviving are one son, Jeffrey Alan (Diane) Brockman of Fayetteville, PA; three grandchildren, Matthew, Morgan and Marcus; one brother, Carey Brockman of Chatham and several nieces and nephews.
His parents; two sisters, Sara Barbee and Emma Fisher and one Brother Lucien Brockman preceded him in death.
John was a US Army Air Force Veteran serving during WWII. He served in Coast Artillery, then the Army Air Force Defensive Home Measures with the Coast Artillery. He served as Active Aerial Gunner with the 8th Air Force in Europe. He was a member of Southern View Chapel and American Legion Post 32. He was a salesman and warehouse manager for Hammond Sheet Metal Company for over thirty-two years. He later worked for the Illinois Secretary State as a security guard.
Visitation: 9:00-10:30 am Tuesday, April 2, 2013 at Southern View Chapel.
Funeral Service: 10:30 am, Tuesday, April 2, 2013 at Southern View Chapel with Pastor Gary Gilley officiating. Burial will follow at Camp Butler National
Cemetery with Sangamon County Interveterans Burial Detail conducting military honors.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Southern View Chapel.
Time: 10:30 am